From New York, New York, USA:
What is the utility of fructosamine testing? I have heard it is being used but cannot get information on by whom or for what. Is it diagnostic or used for monitoring diabetic control? How does it rate against HbA1c testing?
The fructosamine test is for monitoring, not for diagnosis. It's less reliable, and much, much less used than is the glycohemoglobin (A1c) test.
See Glycohemoglobin and similar diabetes tests for more information.
Original posting 7 Aug 1998
Posted to A1c, Glycohemoglobin, HgbA1c
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